Live Music

Live Music

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosts live music throughout the year, including its regular Songwriter Sessions and Musician Spotlights and stylistically varied performances in its 800-seat CMA Theater. The Museum's unparalleled collection of historically and culturally unique resources includes classic and current country music film and TV performances and more, ranging from the 1920s to the present.

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Live Music
  • BR549 and Guests in Concert • Honky Tonkin’: Twenty Years on Lower Broad

    BR549, Greg Garing, Paul Burch & the WPA Ball Club, and R.B. Morris celebrate the twentieth anniversary of a musical revival in the honky-tonks of Nashville’s Lower Broadway with a concert in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater.

    To begin the program, held on September 20, 201...

  • BIG NIGHT (At the Museum)

    During the feature-length BIG NIGHT (At the Museum)—filmed in 2020 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and produced in partnership with YouTube—some of country and roots music’s brightest stars render timeless songs using priceless instruments from the Museum's collection.

    Temporary Mu...

  • First Ladies of Bluegrass in Concert, 2019

    The First Ladies of Bluegrass—Alison Brown, Becky Buller, Sierra Hull, Missy Raines, and Molly Tuttle—share the stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater during this 2019 concert, a rare collective performance from the first women to win the International Bluegrass Music As...

  • CMT Next Women of Country 2019 • Concert and Conversation

    Members of CMT’s Next Women of Country—Hannah Ellis, Lainey Wilson, Mickey Guyton, Caylee Hammack, and Rachel Wammack—gather at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on June 7, 2019, to share stories and songs. CMT senior vice president of music strategy Leslie Fram hosts.

    Hannah Ellis talks...

  • Dom Flemons • Musician Spotlight, 2018

    Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding Carolina Chocolate Drops member Dom Flemons—whose 2018 solo album, "Black Cowboys" earned a Grammy nomination and Blues Music Award—takes the stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's CMA Theater for a Musician Spotlight.

    Over th...

  • The Nashville Cats in Concert

    Original Nashville Cats David Briggs, Mac Gayden, Lloyd Green, Kenny Malone, Wayne Moss, and Norbert Putnam, led by Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy, come back together for a 2015 concert celebrating an influential musical era and its two pivotal stars, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. T...

  • Lee Ann Womack • Songs and Interview, 2017

    In conversation with the Museum’s Peter Cooper, Lee Ann Womack talks about her album “The Lonely, the Lonesome, and the Gone” (recorded at Houston’s legendary SugarHill studios, where Lightnin’ Hopkins, George Jones, Willie Nelson, and many others recorded), and about songwriting, her East Texas ...

  • Jon Pardi • Songwriter Session, 2017

    Country singer Jon Pardi—whose self-penned hits include “Head Over Boots” and “Heartache on the Dance Floor”—shares live songs and answers audience questions during an intimate 2017 Songwriter Session at the Museum, presented in support of the exhibition “American Currents: The Music of 2016,” wh...

  • Bakersfield Sound • California Country Special Concert

    Presented in support of "The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country," the special concert "Under Your Spell Again: The Sounds of Bakersfield” features veteran singers and songwriters who were active in the influential 1940s-1960s scene around Bakersfield, California,...

  • Del McCoury Band Plays 'Del and Woody' • Concert, 2016

    The Del McCoury Band performs songs from the 2016 album “Del and Woody”—built on original lyrics by Woody Guthrie, and melodies by McCoury—during a 2016 concert at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, presented during the Americana Music Association’s AmericanaFest conference.

    During the c...

  • Sam Phillips Tribute Concert • Boppin’ The Blues

    JD McPherson, the Planet Rockers, Margo Price, Webb Wilder, and others share the stage during the tribute concert “Boppin’ The Blues: A Celebration Of Sam Phillips,” held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to mark the closing of the exhibition “Flyin' Saucers and Rock and Roll: The Cosm...

  • Priscilla Renea • Songwriter Session, 2018

    Priscilla Renea performs songs she’s written for Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Pitbull, and Kesha, among others, during this intimate Songwriter Session at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, recorded on July 28, 2018.

    The set list includes “Somethin’ Bad” (...

  • Vincent Neil Emerson Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Vincent Neil Emerson performs his songs “Texas Moon” and “Debtor’s Blues,” along with a cover of John Hartford’s “Gentle on My Mind,” for his “Live at the Hall” episode, recorded at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum during AmericanaFest on September 25, 2021.

    For his main “Live at the Ha...

  • Rissi Palmer Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer and accompanist Charles Newkirk perform songs from Palmer's deeply personal 2019 album, “Revival”: “Seeds,” written after the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and “You Were Here,” written after Palmer suffered a miscarriage. Part of the Museum’s “Live ...

  • Erin Enderlin • Songwriter Session, 2020

    During a 2020 Songwriter Session, singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin—who's written songs for Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, and Luke Bryan, among others—performs live and reflects on the musical journey that brought her to Nashville.

    As a little girl, Arkansas native Enderlin saw Country Music Hall o...

  • Jenee Fleenor Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Jenee Fleenor performs the traditional American folk song “In the Pines,” popularized by “Father of Bluegrass” Bill Monroe, and the Buck Owens song “I Don’t Care (Just as Long as You Love Me),” as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Live at the Hall” performance and interview ser...

  • Maddie & Tae • Words & Music at Home

    Madison Font and Taylor Kerr, also known as country music duo Maddie & Tae, join the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to kick off season two of "Words & Music at Home," a digital series designed to help aspiring songwriters of all ages learn the art and craft of writing songs.

    The ACM- and...

  • Marshall Chapman • Songwriter Session, 2020

    Marshall Chapman takes the stage at the Museum to share stories and perform songs from a decades-spanning career as a singer-songwriter, including “Betty’s Bein’ Bad,” which was recorded by country group Sawyer Brown and taken to #5 in the country charts in 1985.

    Throughout her 2020 Songwriter ...

  • Drummer Jerry Pentecost of Old Crow Medicine Show • Musician Spotlight, 2018

    Drummer Jerry Pentecost—who plays for Old Crow Medicine Show, Amanda Shires, and Brent Cobb—performs, shares insights into country and Americana drumming, takes questions from the audience, and welcomes well-known friends and collaborators during a Musician Spotlight at the Country Music Hall of ...

  • Ray Fulcher • Live at the Hall, 2021

    On stage at the Museum, recording artist and songwriter Ray Fulcher performs a selection of songs he’s written, including “Better Than Me” (recorded by Riley Green and Alabama’s Randy Owen), “Does to Me” (Luke Combs featuring Eric Church), and his own “Girl in It” and “Selling Cars.” Fulcher also...

  • CMT’s Next Women of Country • Panel and Performance, 2015

    Five rising female artists share songs, personal histories, and career perspective in this CMT’s Next Women of Country program hosted by CMT executive Leslie Fram. Performers include RaeLynn, Angaleena Presley, Danielle Bradbery, Cam, and Kelsea Ballerini.

    This June 11, 2015, program opens with...

  • Charley Crockett Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    As bonus performances for his “Live at the Hall” episode, singer-songwriter Charley Crockett performs “July Jackson,” a murder ballad about a woman who is perhaps justified in killing a man, and “All the Way from Atlanta,” a new composition that, as of the September 10, 2021, program taping, had ...

  • Ray Fulcher Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Recording artist and songwriter Ray Fulcher talks about writing “Lovin’ on You” with Luke Combs, shares the story behind his own song “Bucket List Beers,” and performs both as Bonus Tracks for his “Live at the Hall” episode, recorded on August 14, 2021.

    For his main “Live at the Hall” program, F...

  • Hank Williams Jr. • Interview and Performance, 2008

    Hank Williams Jr. visits the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to perform and answer questions about his life and career, his father’s legacy, and his family’s ongoing dedication to creative endeavors.

    Recorded on March 29, 2008, the live program was held to mark the opening of the Museum’s ...